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Editor/Writer: Jill Smolinski
Art Director: Harlan West

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Metro Rideshare
One Gateway Plaza
MS 99-19-06
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952
Business: 213.922.2811


OCTA Share the Ride Programs
550 S. Main St.,
Orange, CA 92868
Mailing address:
PO Box 14184
Orange, CA 92863
Business: 714.560.5329

Ventura County
Transportation Commission

950 County Square Dr., Ste. 207
Ventura, CA 93003
Business: 805.642.1591, ext. 119
CommuterServices@goventura.org

Inland Empire
Commuter Services

7355 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
Business: 1.866.IECS4HELP (1.866.432.7443)

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HWDS-04/14




EVENTS

May is Clean Air Month, sponsored by American Lung Association, 1.800.LUNGUSA, californialung.org.

May is also National Employee Health and Fitness Month, a chance to extol the benefits of biking/walking to work, physicalfitness.org.

Tradmill

National Train Day celebration at Union Station is May 3 and will ring in the station’s 75th year with train tours, model train displays, kid-friendly activities, a guided bike ride, music and local restaurant discounts, metro.net.

National train day

Bike to Work Day in Southern California is May 15, part of Bike Month and Bike Week May 12-18.

Rideshare Diamond Awards, which honor outstanding rideshare programs in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties, will be held May 29 at the historic Union Station. Deadline to submit a nomination is May 5.

World Environment Day, a United Nations-sponsored day to raise awareness of environmental issues worldwide, is June 5, unep.org/wed.


Inland Empire Commuter Services marketing certificate workshop will be June 17, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Ontario Doubletree Hotel. For more information or to RSVP, call 1.866.IECS4HELP.

Dump the Pump Day is June 19; get free marketing materials at apta.com; for events in Orange County, visit octa.net.

NETWORK MEETINGS

Glendale TMA meets regularly; call 818.543.7641.

Inland Empire Commuter Services offers bi-annual meetings for ETCs in the Inland Empire ; call 1.866.IECS4HELP.

Orange County Network meets regularly; email sharetheride@octa.net

Pasadena TMA meets every other month; call John Miranda at 818.354.7433.

Santa Monica ETC Network meets regularly; call 310.458.8956.

South Bay/Westside TMA meets monthly; contact Christina Corrales at 310.642.0066, email christina_corrales@equityoffice.com

Torrance Transportation Network meets regularly; call Kim Fuentes at 310.784.7902.

Warner Center TMO meets monthly; call 818.716.5520.

TRAINING
Metro Rideshare upcoming briefings—where Los Angeles area employers can learn about the transportation survey process and services Metro has to offer—are May 21, 9:30–11:30 a.m. and June 18, 1-3 p.m. at Metro offices in downtown Los Angeles. To reserve your space, email garciama@metro.net. For the full 2014 briefing schedule, click here.

South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD)
offers one-day ETC training for $163.97. Upcoming sessions are May 7 in Colton, May 21 and June 26 at AQMD offices in Diamond Bar and June 11 at LAX. Contact the AQMD's training program at etctraining@aqmd.gov or visit aqmd.gov.